Secular Franciscans

We have an “emerging” Secular Franciscan Fraternity forming at Our House Ministries. We had our first meeting in July 2013 and our first six members made their profession on March 6, 2016. We have four more making their profession on Sunday June 12, 2016 at St. Gabriel’s Church, 29th & Dickinson Sts. at 2:00 PM.

Our monthly meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. We begin with Mass in our chapel at 1449 S. 29th St. (formerly Shea’s Funeral Home). After Mass we take care of some business and then break into groups for formation. We have four groups at various stages of formation including Orientation, Inquiry (formerly Postulants), Candidacy (formerly Novices) and those who are professed.

Anyone is welcome to come join us for an evening to see if they might be interested in becoming a Third Order or Secular Franciscan.




Our first 6 Professed members: Ken Johnston, Kathy Dieiring, Dr. Ronald Codario, Paul Mathis, Fr. Douglas McKay and Fran Rafferty





Links to other OFS Websites

The St. Katharine Drexel Region of the Secular Franciscan Order

The National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order – USA